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Police and Fire

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  • Man allegedly growing 28 marijuana plants

    A Bardstown man has been charged with cultivating marijuana plants in the basement of his Springhill Drive residence.

    Sean Davis Carney, 40, was charged with cultivating marijuana, five plants or more, drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession Monday night and cited to Nelson District Court, according to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department.

    The release states that Bardstown Police officers went to his residence at 109 Springhill Drive Monday evening to follow up on a tip, at which time Carney consented to allow officers to search the home.

  • Padlocks cut off 20 storage units

    Padlocks on 20 storage units were cut off sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning at Lay-A-Way Storage, 600 Atkinson Hill Ave. in Bardstown.

    The owner discovered the cut padlocks about 8:40 a.m. Monday and called police, Bardstown Police Officer Tim Simpson said.

    "They just cut the padlocks off," Simpson said Monday morning. "As far as I can tell they didn't take anything."

  • Woman injured on Woodlawn Road

    A Bardstown woman lost control of her car on a slick roadway early Thursday morning and overturned at the bottom of an embankment.

    Whitney M. Mattingly, 21, was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with possible arm and hand injuries. According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Mattingly was driving her 1994 Toyota Tercel downhill near 3274 Woodlawn Road shortly after 3 a.m. As she approached a sharp curve, the car slid off the road, landing upside down in an embankment.

  • Stolen grates create hazard in Miller Springs

    Police expect to make an arrest in the theft of at least 14 iron storm grates from the Miller Springs Subdivision this week.

    Bardstown Police Detective Lynn Davis estimated that altogether, the grates weighed “several hundred pounds.” According to a press release from Bardstown Police, they were sold as scrap metal for $112.70 at Waddell’s Recycling in Bardstown.

    Waddell brought the possible thefts to the attention of police, Davis said.

    “They’re the ones that thought it was actually suspicious looking,” he said.

  • E-911 Dispatch Board to request $250,000 Fiscal Court loan to help with upgrades

    The E-911 Dispatch Board voted to request a $250,000 loan to purchase mapping software and upgrade equipment the board said will help the dispatch center meet Phase II compliance in the short term and be more technologically fit in the long term.

    In its Wednesday meeting, the board agreed to request the loan from Nelson Fiscal Court and, if necessary, the Bardstown City Council.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse

    A Bardstown man has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping.

    Damon Gear Huntt, 26, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse when he was arrested Wednesday.

    The alleged abuse occurred in the first part of September in a Bardstown residence. The alleged victim is a 19-year-old woman, according to Bardstown Police Detective Barbara Roby.

    “She awoke to him sexually assaulting her,” Roby said. “He didn’t break in her residence — he was already there.”

  • Man accused of assaulting mini mart customer

    A Bardstown man was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse Tuesday after he allegedly touched a customer inappropriately at Speedy Mart in Bardstown.

    Chandulal Mohanlal Patel, 64, is also suspected of sexually abusing two former employees at the mini mart, Bardstown Police Detective Barbara Roby said. Patel is believed to be the owner of the mini mart — the gas station that looks like a log cabin across from My Old Kentucky Home — though police are still uncertain.

    The alleged incident with a customer occurred Sept. 6, Roby said.

  • Police release crime stats

    Arrests related to drugs, burglaries and receiving stolen property were down from springtime arrests in a report released by the Bardstown Police Department Monday. But Police Chief Rick McCubbin said burglaries and thefts remain among Bardstown’s most common crimes.

  • Police seek drivers in two hit-and-runs

    Police are still seeking the drivers in two hit-and-run accidents, both believed to be alcohol-related, in which one person was injured and a vehicle struck a house over the weekend.